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English noun: involution

1. involution (process) reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. involution (communication) a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction


Broader (hypernym)construction, expression, grammatical construction

3. involution (attribute) marked by elaborately complex detail


Synonymselaborateness, elaboration, intricacy


Broader (hypernym)complexity, complexness

4. involution (act) the act of sharing in the activities of a group


SamplesThe teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities.


Synonymsengagement, involvement, participation


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)commitment, group participation, intercession, intervention


Antonymsnon-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation

5. involution (act) the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power


Synonymsexponentiation


Broader (hypernym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

6. involution (act) the action of enfolding something


Synonymsenfolding


Broader (hypernym)change of shape









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